CNN’s Ali Velshi Responds to Criticism on His Hurricane Sandy Coverage

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CNN’s chief business correspondent, Ali Velshi’s coverage of superstorm Sandy has gotten him a severe lash back. The coverage from Atlantic City showed him getting battered by the rain and trying hard not to get blown over and seemed quite heroic of him to risk it all to report on the disaster. However, he got plenty of criticism for taking undue risks “that carry with them very little possible information reward.”

Hurricane Sandy Coverage

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Hurricane Sandy Coverage

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Hurricane Sandy Coverage

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CNN’s chief business correspondent, Ali Velshi’s coverage of superstorm Sandy has gotten him a severe lash back. The coverage from Atlantic City showed him getting battered by the rain and trying hard not to get blown over and seemed quite heroic of him to risk it all to report on the disaster. However, he got plenty of criticism for taking undue risks “that carry with them very little possible information reward.

CNN was also at the receiving end of the criticism for putting a reporter’s life at risk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ali Velshi responded to the criticism in a very positive vein saying, “Thereason we're on beaches and boardwalks is twofold: One is to convey the seriousness and two, because it hits the beach first. That's the reason we go into war zones and go to special events and places to where we can gain access to places that regular people cannot."

In an interview to Huffington Post Ali Velshi gave his side of the matter saying, 'I Think The Criticisms Are Well-Intentioned And Fair.' He added that the mode of coverage was important but the crew takes utmost care to be careful and safe.

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